Kaye quoted in Health Journal article on STDs among older adults
The Health Journal quoted Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, in an article about sexually transmitted diseases among older adults. Over the last decade, the number of older adults affected by STDs has increased, the article states. Rates have doubled among 50- to 90-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Experts say older adults need to realize they are at the same risk as younger adults for developing STDs, the article states. There are increasingly more romantic encounters happening at assisted living communities, Kaye said, comparing them to college campuses.